ABHCA – Addiction and Behavioral Health Center of America

A Luxurious Addiction Treatment Center Located One Mile From the Beach

Addiction and Behavioral Health Center of America (ABHCA) sets a new standard for alcohol and drug residential treatment facilities. Individuals, ranging in age from 18 to 50, who want to improve their quality of life come to our tropical location to recover and join the growing number of those who have successfully left their addictions behind. ABHCA is a privately-owned drug and alcohol treatment center located in Fort Lauderdale, FL; the perfect location for those desiring to work toward a full and lasting recovery from their addictive behavior.

ABHCA is the perfect place to begin your sober journey while learning what it takes to maintain long term recovery. Our individualized and focused approach ensures each client a customized recovery plan that is aimed at identifying their specific underlying causes of addiction. Substance abuse is typically a symptom of these causes. Once those causes are identified, a methodical therapeutic program is designed around each client.

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Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 638-6861
Fax: 888-343-1719


1919 NE 45th St.
Suite 117
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Operating Hours:

Mon-Fri (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
Saturday (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Service Offerings

  • PHP
  • IOP
  • Outpatient
  • Stabilization

Trauma and Addiction

In our years of experience and that of our employees, we have learned that trauma is often a primary underlying cause for addiction. Trauma can be rooted in any or a combination of the following:

  • sexual abuse as a child
  • physical abuse as a child
  • parents who are substance abusers
  • abandonment
  • loss of a parent

Identifying the source of trauma itself, can be traumatic; but once identified, the healing process can begin.

At ABHCA, we employ several types of therapy including traditional individual, group, and family sessions. We strongly believe that addiction is a family disease and encourage family participation. In addition to the traditional methods, we also incorporate newer methods that are considered to be extremely effective. Some of these include:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the patient in one type of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping.

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)

RRT is a form of therapy that aims to help individuals permanently overcome the ongoing effects that stem from traumatic experiences by combining hypnosis, guided imagery, stories and purposeful communication that elicits a response from the subconscious part of the mind to eliminate the challenging effects of trauma.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)

TIR is a one-on-one therapeutic technique performed by a trained therapist in a highly structured but non-judgmental or confrontational manner. Weekly sessions are 60-90 minutes and results can be achieved in as few as one session.

A Full Complement of Programs

ABHCA offers the following programs and levels of care:

  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Outpatient (OP)
  • Stabilization


If you or a family member are tired of the suffering, there is a solution. Hope is just a phone call away. No matter how hard the fall has been, recovery is possible.  Call and speak with a professional admissions counselor at ABHCA today. We are available 24 hours a day at (888) 638-6861.

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We truly believe that each client is an individual with unique life circumstances. We help the client recognize and correct the dysfunctional behavior patterns that have overtaken their existence and ultimately heal the pain of the past, so they can lead a healthy, addiction-free life.